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2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XV TGS 2014 Trailer Analysis
As every one of you no doubt knows by now, a brand new trailer was released for Final Fantasy XV during this year's Tokyo Game Show. What could be better than that? How about this: It's confirmed as being actual, live gameplay and not a target render like much of last year's E3 footage. In the wake of such exciting news, we at Nova Crystallis decided it was time for another of our Trailer Analysis articles, and we're inviting you…
1 year ago.
The Future of Final Fantasy Event Report
Following the announcement of both Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III at Sony's press conference on Monday night, Square Enix held a private press event to provide further details on the future of both series. We had a chance to see it for ourselves, and over the course of an hour were treated to the company's plans for their first foray into the next generation of games and game platforms. The presentation kicked off with a brief montage of several key…
1 year ago.
Ehren's 3FP: Final Fantasy VII ~Open~ [Hiatus]
Today's update will be very, very short. Because E3 is in just a week and I have to prepare for a lot of stuff, I decided it would be a good idea if I went on a bit of a break from these articles. I had planned to make an announcement sooner, but a good time hadn't come up and I felt I should at least have gotten to play a little bit of VII beforehand so you'd have something…
1 year ago.
Ehren's 3FP: Final Fantasy VI ~Fin~
I'm coming at you a few days late due to some last-minute 'plans' and some editing issues, but Monday night I beat Final Fantasy VI! Yes, this update sees me reaching the end of what seems to be a heavy fan favorite as well as licking the last of the sprite-based adventures. It's goodbye inch-high, hello models, but I don't plan on going without a bit of a bang. Here's how it all went down! Progress ~Friday, May 24th (After 6PM) Realized there…
1 year ago.
Screenshots from the Lightning Returns 'Extended First Look' HQ Trailer
A week ago today, I provided you all with an in-depth look at a high quality version of the Lightning Returns trailer made available at Jump Festa. Some time after that article was posted, I came into possession of a similarly HQ version of the extended trailer that was released in January and began trying to upload it somewhere on the net for all of you to watch. It's with a bit of a heavy heart that I must report…
1 year ago.
Ehren’s 3FP: Final Fantasy VI ~Act 3~
It's Friday the 24th, and you know what that means! This week was still a little slow, but I made a decent amount of progress. I've done a fair amount of the extra stuff, and unlike most of the other games I've been referring to a guide every now and then just to make sure I don't miss things that are crucial to the endgame! Since this is the only game I haven't personally played prior to this, a lot…
1 year ago.
Ehren's 3FP: Final Fantasy VI ~Act 2~
It's a sunny Monday afternoon, and time once again for my playthrough update! Much of my weekend was spent working on the Lightning Returns HQ Trailer analysis, but I still managed to get a decent chunk done. With all my current characters sitting between Level 18-22, I've got every confidence I'm prepared for what's next. Progress ~Saturday, May 18th -Chose Sabin's Story Met with Shadow and agreed to travel with him to Doma, the only route back to Narshe Switched to Cyan and defeated the…
1 year ago.
Details from the Jump Festa Lightning Returns trailer you might have missed
As we draw closer to E3, Square Enix has seemingly slapped a padlock on their lips and thrown away the key in regards to certain upcoming games. One noticeable silence is on the front of Lightning Returns, which saw a short media burst back in March that at the time seemed to be the start of a more open, resource-heavy period of marketing for the game before drying up again just as suddenly. With just over three weeks left until the…
1 year ago.
What is Final Fantasy Versus XIII?
"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." Appearing in a video game trailer over a moonlit cityscape set to a somber Yoko Shimomura tune, this quote from Shakespeare's Hamlet lit a flame seven years ago that still hasn't gone out. More words illuminate the screen: crystals, a line of kings, an isolated nation, swords and sorcery, the outer world, a new era - as a sort of prelude to the visual splendor that would follow. And…
1 year ago.
Ehren's 3FP: Final Fantasy VI ~Open~
Hello again, readers! It's Friday (May 17th), and time once again for my playthrough update. I started Final Fantasy VI Advance on Tuesday, and so far I'm enjoying myself quite a lot. I never realized how stupidly overpowered Edgar's Auto-Crossbow was right at the beginning of the game, and I have basically been shredding enemies all week. Although it was another somewhat busy week and I'm still very near the beginning, I managed to get in some solid playtime and…
1 year ago.
Ehren's 3FP: Final Fantasy V ~Fin~
After an extended absence and some odd posting dates, it's time once again for the playthrough update! This time around we're discussing Final Fantasy V, which I managed to beat in a week! I started last Tuesday (a little before my update for that week, I know), and am watching the credits roll as I type. To save a little time I've cut out a few of the side things I did, as this game went by so fast. So,…
1 year ago.
In Defense of Kingdom Hearts Re:coded
"Sora, this was the day that your journey began. I know, because I was here, too. It's time for the truth." Kingdom Hearts Re:coded finds its origins in Kingdom Hearts coded, a cell phone game that was announced at the 2007 Tokyo Game Show alongside Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. All three games--a prequel, a midquel, and a sequel--ended up lending themselves to the continuation of the Kingdom Hearts franchise, but only Kingdom Hearts coded took…
1 year ago.
Ehren's 3FP: Final Fantasy IV ~Fin...?~
I apologize to everyone for missing both my Friday and Monday updates this week. I've had (if you'll excuse the language) a pretty hellishly busy week and a half, and it's got me running way behind where I'd like to be. Since last Tuesday though, I've made a pretty heavy bump of progress! Progress ~Tuesday, April 30th Defeated the Octomammoth and passed through the Underground Falls Witnessed the destruction of Damcyan and learned of the dark warrior Golbez Joined with the bard Edward and retrieved…
1 year ago.
Ehren's 3FP: Final Fantasy IV ~Open~
It's Monday, May 29th, and time once again for my playthrough update! This time around, most of my time was spent leveling on auto-battle right near the beginning of the game. After that intense run through Final Fantasy III, I really just needed a break. I wanted to make sure I had something for Monday though, so I still played a bit. Progress ~Saturday, April 27th Began the game, and was sent on a mission to the Village of Mist Inadvertently destroyed the summoners…
1 year ago.
Ehren's 3FP: Final Fantasy III ~Fin~
Oh how time flies when you're having 'fun'! It's now Friday (the 26th of April), and I've got a pretty big update for all of you which I think needs to be prefaced with a little bit of back story. Feel free to skip right to the meat and potatoes below if you don't really care either way. Now, as many of you will notice below, I actually managed to beat Final Fantasy III in a matter of days. Less than…
1 year ago.
Ehren's 3FP: Final Fantasy II ~Fin~
It's Monday, the 22nd of April, and time once again for a round of 3FP updates! As I told a few of you, I spent most of this weekend powerleveling my end-game party. Way more time than was necessary, too! In the wake of last night and then today's playtimes I've completed both the main story and the Soul of Rebirth, so as I type this up I'm watching the opening movie of Final Fantasy III. I've included my opinion…
1 year ago.
Ehren's 3FP: Final Fantasy I ~Fin~ +II ~Open~
It's Friday the 19th of April, and time for my bi-weekly progress report on my Final Fantasy Full Playthrough. (Known from now on as the 3FP) Some of you may already know, but I beat the first Final Fantasy game (PSP Version) fairly quickly. Since I was too busy to do so on Monday, at the bottom of this article you'll find my Final Fantasy I thoughts and opinions. I plan to do this with each game as I complete…
1 year ago.
Ehren plays through every Final Fantasy!
I, Ehren Rivers, have begun a full run of the mainline Final Fantasy series. Although this is several days late, I started with the Final Fantasy 20th Anniversary Edition for the PSP, and intend to play up through IX on the PSP. I began this playthrough as part of research for some upcoming editorials, and as a way to get myself ever-more-stoked for both E3 and the plethora of Square Enix titles smashing onto the stage this year. I debated…
1 year ago.
Celebrating 25 Years...
We at UFFSite, RPG Site and Nova Crystallis have partnered with a bunch of other Final Fantasy fan sites and fans in order to create a special celebratory digital magazine to mark the series turning a whopping 25 years old. Featuring a suite of articles offering information, memories and insight into the series, it's a special one-off project. Check it out below, including download links to multiple formats. Enjoy! This is a large file - please keep that in mind while…
2 years ago.
Discussion: Breaking Through - Let Square Enix know that Final Fantasy Type-0 needs to come to the west
I decided to focus on Final Fantasy Type-0 once again for this week's discussion. Why? Well, in case you missed it, Square Enix America finally acknowledged the game in the west somewhat by including the DLC track from the game in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy's upcoming DLC schedule. The difference between that and FF Versus XIII's Somnus, is that Type-0 has already seen a release in Japan. Meanwhile on the eve of Final Fantasy's 25th anniversary event, western fans still wait... It's…